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Brillat-Savarin, The Transcendent Gastronome, by Jean-Robert Pitte: survival manual in hostile environments for bon vivants

2024-02-24T06:22:42.660Z

Highlights: Brillat-Savarin, The Transcendent Gastronome, by Jean-Robert Pitte: survival manual in hostile environments for bon vivants. Discover in this issue the history of the demographic, political and cultural upheavals that affected Europe from the 4th to the 10th century. You have 88% left to discover. Flash sale -70% on digital subscription I ENJOY IT Already subscribed? Log in to your account or click here for details.


CRITICISM - It is an art, superior to others, which brings together the five senses and elevates the spirit. In his latest work, dedicated to the founding father of gastronomy, Jean-Robert Pitte engages in a delicious plea for this “adventure intended to make humanity better”.


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“When Europe faced the great invasions”

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Discover in this issue the history of the demographic, political and cultural upheavals that affected Europe from the 4th to the 10th century.

“When Europe faced great invasions”

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What can we really understand about life if we don't taste its flavor through the most universal pleasure there is, common to men of all ages, conditions and origins: the art of eating well?

We are quick to believe that cooking, with its refinements, is a minor, even futile, discipline.

That it is a matter of Epicureans, who indulge in their inclination while enlightened minds rise otherwise.

Anyone who thinks this way has the right to think so, affirms Jean-Robert Pitte,

“provided they have read Brillat-Savarin”.

The question remains open, the bet is on.

To make the reader want to discover the author of The

Physiology of Taste,

the current president of the Geographical Society, who also chairs the French Mission...

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